It's official! Last night, my debut Epic Fantasy novel The Vow That Twisted Fate hit Amazon bestseller lists in three different categories: New Adult Fantasy, Occult Horror, and Occult Fiction.
After a whirlwind weekend of support and sharing, The Vow That Twisted Fate's ebook continues to take off, and you guys are to thank for the amazing success!
100% of all my profits from TVTTF's sales on Sunday the 25th are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to support childhood cancer research.
I will also be making a BIG announcement to thank the overwhelming show of support as well as reveal a big secret advance bit of news having to do with StarFire Express and The Vow That Twisted Fate. These announcements will be made on my Instagram HERE.
Thank you for helping The Vow That Twisted Fate hit Amazon bestseller lists this weekend!!! Your are truly amazing, and I am forever grateful!
-Haven't read The Vow That Twisted Fate Yet? Grab your copy of this bestselling epic fantasy novel HERE.
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July has been an exciting month, but I am looking forward to August as I can finally announce a special project I've been working on--coming soon to Kindle Vella: Phantom of Fang and Rose! This gender-swapped Phantom Of The Opera Retelling follows Mariette, a once-famous-soprano-turned vampire (the Fanged Phantom) of the Metz Opera House.
Cover By MIBLart
All who perform at the Metz Opera House fear the shadow of the notorious Fanged Phantom, and the single red rose of death found after victims vanish into thin air.
When young Henri Cloud, a new tenor, awakens something within her heart, Mariette Autry finds herself at risk of jeopardizing her plans of vengeance against the patron who turned her into a monster. Can Mariette train Henri while remaining a ghost? Or will Henri's love of life--and her--bring her back to the world of the living?
Coming soon to Kindle Vella: Phantom of Fang and Rose is slated for release in early-August 2021.
Want something to read in the meantime?
-Sign up for my newsletter HERE for a free ebook copy of Splitting Dusk: A Splitting Worlds Novella. You'll also receive e-mail updates about Phantom of Fang and Rose when it goes live on Kindle Vella.
-Check out Down Falls The Queen: A Splitting Worlds Novella available exclusively on Amazon (including Kindle Unlimited) HERE.
-The Vow That Twisted Fate, my debut epic fantasy novel, is a new release that you can see more about HERE.
I am so excited to share two new author interviews: July 2021 with you today!
First, though, I was to personally thank each and every person reading who has ordered, read, rated, or reviewed The Vow That Twisted Fate! Launch day blew me away, quite frankly, and I was overwhelmed by your support and encouragement.
Among that encouragement were two authors/bloggers who were so kind to feature me in their blogs with blog interviews. Here is more informaiton about both of the two new author interviews: July 2021:
Thank you so much, Helen and Havelah, for taking the time to interview me and share with your readers! This author journey is amazing, and I know I wouldn't be where I am today without you.
After a very long wait and several failed attempts at obtaining one, I am super excited to reveal The Vow That Twisted Fate's book trailer!
Without further ado (and with many thanks to Redxdesigner on Fiverr), here is the trailer:
Can't see the video? You can watch it directly on YouTube HERE.
So what do you think?
The Vow That Twisted Fate is now available on Amazon, Google Play, and Barnes & Noble, as well as my website store. Want to learn more about TVTTF?
-Check out The Vow That Twisted Fate's page HERE
-Take the "Which Character Would You Be" Quiz HERE
-Grab a couple delicious TVTTF-themed recipes HERE
-And sign-up for my e-mail list to be one of the first to see book news & receive a free copy of Splitting Dusk: A Splitting Worlds Novella HERE
Thank you for checking out The Vow That Twisted Fate's book trailer, and for celebrating the launch with me!
With launch day only 5 days away, I want to share a couple The Vow That Twisted Fate mood boards: Maedra and Maevric!
Want to read more about The Vow That Twisted Fate?
-Check out The Vow That Twisted Fate's page HERE.
-Take the "which TVTTF character are you" quiz HERE.
-RSVP for the launch party on July 9th 2021 HERE.
-Sign up for my e-mail list HERE to receive event info and specials (along with my free novella, Splitting Dusk)
-Follow me on Instagram HERE to see the rest of the mood boards as they are posted.
Which of these first two mood boards did you like better? Let me know in the comments!
Who's ready for some free books and giveaways in July?
A new month means new reads, and the Fantasy promos running right now are not disappointing. I actually picked up TWELVE of the books in the free book promo for myself.
It has also been an honor to participate in a limited-time Sarah J. Maas prize pack giveaway with some other amazing Fantasy authors!
Check out the links below to see more about the free books and giveaways in July.
With less than 13 days 'til release, I am so excited to announce an international signed paperback giveaway of The Vow That Twisted Fate!
Let me preface this giveaway announcement by saying that this is for fans that ARE NOT in the United States/Canada. If you're in the United States and Canada, please check out the Goodreads giveaway HERE.
For my non-US/non-Canadian readers, you can enter the international giveaway HERE to win 1 (one) of 3 (three) signed paperback copies of The Vow That Twisted Fate any time between now and July 5th (see giveaway for complete rules).
This giveaway is open to any non-US/non-Canadian reader in a country where the USPS (United States Postal Service) will delivery.
Today I've been doing some reflection. It's my one year author anniversary. At least, it was around this time last year (it's hard to tell an exact date at the end of June 2020) that I embarked on this incredible journey. So why not just claim today?
'Wait,' you may say, 'Have you literally only been writing a year?'
Allow me to clarify.
I've been writing my entire life; since grade school with crayons and construction paper and squiggly misspelled words. I've even released a couple flop books; ones I wrote in college and released unedited and unpolished.
In all that time, though, never once did I actually consider what I was doing to be more than dabbling in a hobby. Even when I self-published my first two YA books (the ones that flopped), I never expected anything to really come of it. I was young; I didn't know what I was doing, and I believed that the only way to make a living or be a 'real' author was to be traditionally published.
And yet here I am, celebrating my one year author anniversary.
'What's the difference?' you may wonder. Or maybe you're rolling your eyes and ready to walk away from this weird woman's blog.
The difference, for those who have made it this far, is that one year ago today I claimed being an author as an identity. Writing is a career. Technical writing or writing for entertainment are both important. But an 'author' is a title, a noun to describe oneself.
A year ago today I moved past the mental roadblock of 'I'm just a writer' (meaning I was just a person who also wrote), and accepted that writing is just a part of who I am. The Katherine D. Graham without writing, without expressing the dreams and stories inside, had something missing in her life. She felt unseen. Her dreams didn't matter.
I must thank my amazing husband, Jikyo, for being the one who saw me floundering a year ago and told me he believed I needed writing in my life. That I was a better person when I wrote regularly. And that my books were special (which meant a lot coming from the man who easily tears fiction novels apart).
So here I am, one year later, on my one year author anniversary. And here's the key highlights of what has changed:
-I've embraced who I am as an author.
-I am happier and more motivated.
-Two novellas, Splitting Dusk and Down Falls The Queen are now avaialable..
-My debut Epic Fantasy Novel, The Vow That Twisted Fate, comes out in just a couple weeks (July 9th 2021).
-The Vow That Twisted Fate has already received awards.
-I am so humbled and honored to be a part of an amazing author community on Instagram and Facebook that I couldn't be here without.
-My amazing mentor Lindsey Teske has walked me step-by-step through being a writer into becoming an author.
-And I have writing dreams for the future!
If you are reading this and feel stuck, whether it's wanting to pursue writing or something else, please know that your dreams are worth pursuing. Don't wait for Monday. Don't wait for tomorrow. Embrace the challenges to come and the unknown. And become. Become who you are meant to be.
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It's hard to believe it's only 3 weeks til release: The Vow That Twisted Fate comes out July 9th 2021!
Many of you have been with me ever since I began sharing this journey as an indie author back in November. What a whirlwind year it has been! I am so honored and excited to be here!
It is with that in mind that I hope you'll join me in the celebrations as the book prepares to launch!
Since it is only 3 weeks til release: The Vow That Twisted Fate events are scheduled below:
1.) I am still sending everyone who pre-orders a digital copy of the book! Upload your pre-order receipt HERE to receive your copy.
2.) Everyone who pre-orders by June 2021 and uploads their receipt HERE will also be entered into the giveaway for a signed book plate & character art sticker trio (unless you opt out of the drawing).
3.) Pre-ordered a digital version but want a chance to win a free signed paperback? For my US and Canadian readers, you can enter to win the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win one of 5 signed paperback copies HERE.
--Not in the US/Canada? Don't worry! I have a giveaway planned for international readers for July, so sign up for my e-mail list HERE to be one of the first people to hear about it *and receive a free novella for signing up*.
4.) You're invited to the Launch Party on July 9th 2021! There will be gift card drawings and more! Check it out and RSVP HERE.
I am so honored to be celebrating this launch with each of you!
*Finally: Have you already read The Vow That Twisted Fate? If so, I need your help -- you're my only hope! *
If you've already read The Vow That Twisted Fate, a review would absolutely mean the world to me and can help me so much! Reviews can be left on Goodreads, Google Play, and Barnes & Noble at this time. Some readers have been able to leave reviews on Amazon under the paperback version HERE, but not everyone. Even a short review or star-only review can help The Vow That Twisted Fate become more visible to new readers, so I thank you in advance!!
If you're looking for some fresh new reads for summer, allow me to share some amazing June 2021 book giveaways and deals!
So far, I have purchased 7 and downloaded 10 free books from these promotions. There's also TWO giveaways running this month, one through Bookbub and one through Goodreads, that I'm exited to share with you!
Promo #1 - Sci-Fi/Fantasy for $1.99 or less (6/14/21 thru 6/21/21)
Spoilers: Down Falls The Queen: A Splitting Worlds Novella is listed for only 99 cents during this promo!
Promo #2 - Free Sci-Fi/Fantasy promo (5/30/21 thru 6/26/21)
Giveaway #1 - Goodreads Signed Paperback Giveaway of The Vow That Twisted Fate (5 copies) - US/Canada Only
Giveaway #2 - Bookbub Paranormal Romance Giveaway (18+)
Find any good books during the June 2021 book giveaways and deals? Leave some of your most anticipated titles in the comments!
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